The core accretion model (Hypothesis 1) may be expanded to include the formation of a second series of strata which became the firmament, a sphere of rigid crystal on the edge of space.
I clothe the heavens with blackness, and I make sackcloth their covering.
The properties of Jasper and Jacinth give us two confirmations of our hypothesis that gravity was created on the second day. They also confirm that the sun was created on the fourth day.
The worldwide network of telescopes used by mainstream science (SciPop) to image M87* have constructed a picture of a piece of Obsidian glass approximately 11 feet wide at a distance of 17,364 light years.
Knowing how the firmament is constructed lets us interpret scripture and account for empirical observations of the cosmos, including 90% of the mass of the universe that mainstream science (SciPop) can't find.
God gave us free will so that believing in Him is a choice. If proof of God was in plain sight then there's no free will. God covered the proof of his presence, the firmament, as part of the plan of redemption.